The Grateful Dead Live at Delta Center on 1995-02-21
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Salt Lake City, Friend Of The Devil, Wang Dang Doodle, Tennessee Jed, Broken Arrow, Black Throated Wind*, So Many Roads, The Music Never Stopped (58 mins)
Foolish Heart, Samba In The Rain, Truckin'-> I I Just Want To Make Love To You To You-> That Would Be Something-> Drums-> Space-> Visions Of Johanna-> Sugar Magnolia, E: Liberty (85 mins)
* Weir on acoustic, First Salt Lake City. First Want To Make Love To You since 10/8/84, First Visions 4/22/86. Salt Lake City from Weir's solo album Heaven Help the Fool
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|Salt Lake City
|Friend Of The Devil
|Wang Dang Doodle
|Black Throated Wind
|So Many Roads
|The Music Never Stopped
|Samba In The Rain
|I Just Want To Make Love To You ->
|That Would Be Something ->
|Visions Of Johanna ->
-- Disc change is seamless
-- This is the only purely digital source in circulation
- 2011-06-24 10:02:50
- Dat (Tascam DA-20) -> Tascam SS-R05 -> Samplitude Professional v11.2 -> FLAC
- Salt Lake City, UT
- Run time
- SBD -> Dat (44.1k)
- Transferred by
- Charlie Miller
- Delta Center
Subject: Good show in ANY year
Subject: One of the top 5 star 95 shows
After listening to every show of 1995 for a project I've been working on for years, I've definitely noticed some things that I'm slowly being able to articulate with words. 5 stars for playing and 4 for sound... not sure why but the mix and sound on this board doesnt seem quite a "full" sounding as some others, but its still really great... nothinf a little EQ cant spice up...Okay on to the next 95 show!
Subject: Makes Des Moines look second rate
The final show of the only Utah run. This is known for being one of the top few shows of '95, for having four rarities, and for several songs being in their best-of-year versions. This SLC run was was a one-off and not part of the spring tour that began in March (in the East).
First Set. They saved Salt Lake City for their final-ever Utah show – or Bobby was just able to finally nudge the guys. Not just a rarity, this is the only one. Must hear once. Friend of the Devil is arguably the best of the year, with intricate playing on top of a supportive tempo. The Heads had been waiting three nights to spend the night in Utah. That crackling chrome current connects to Wang Dang Doodle, likewise a late-era best. After a bouncy/plucky Tennessee Jed, the rest is average. Weir plays acoustic for Black Throated, recycling the "just a disguise" line from '90 (the very end is suddenly better). So Many Roads eventually irons out and Music Never Stopped is just enough to leave 'em happy for the break.
Second Set. It takes a bit to approach X factor. Though Samba is tighter than most, it nonetheless sounds like it's still forming. Truckin' is the typical ... at first. Late in the jam is where the set starts to peak, and then they tranny into I Just Wanna Make Love to You. This is the first since 8Oct84. We have one from late '66, when Pigpen was singing it, and two that Brent led in '84, then this by Jer, the final one. When they were starting out in early '66 as a bar/club band, they frequently covered the Stones, and this was likely a setlist standard. That said, this version is much closer to the Muddy Waters original than the Stones, though there's no bridge, just the verses. They then slide into the next rarity (relatively; there are 16 of these in '93>'95), Sir Paul's That Would Be Something. Drums is a big version, and long, at 15½mins. Some of the elements in Space have been leveled on the OFF, so it's not as potent/dynamic as it was in person (or on the AUDs. A MTX would be good here, but SBDs are also better). The final rarity is Visions of Johanna. As much as they covered '60s Dylan, this was the first one since 22Apr86. We thought it was long gone. There were two in '86, then six in '95. This is neither the best nor the worst. There are only two songs after Space and before the Liberty encore, which is one of the more solid versions.
1st Set: C+
2nd Set: C+
Overall = 3 stars
Salt Lake City – okay, more historical than highlight
Friend of the Devil – spent the night in X factor
Wang Dang Doodle – does not get much better
Truckin'>I Just Wanna Make Love to You>That Would Be Something – a warm & wonderful sequence
SOURCES: The miller_114144 is the cleanest SBD. It has the channels switched. The noise at the end of That Would Be Something (and lesser noise in a couple other places) is not present on the multis/OFF. 30 Trips has the whole show. Visions of Johanna is on Definitive Live.
Subject: I Just Want To Make Love To You 1966-11-29
Subject: bread crumb
Subject: 30th Trip Around the Sun
The second set jam sequence - nearly forty minutes - from Truckin' through to Visions is the definite show highlight. Following Truckin' there's a couple rarities, with I Just Want To Make Love To You->That Would Be Something, that segues into an excellent 22 minutes of drums/space. Sweet transition into a beautiful rendition of Visions, appropriately featured on the 30 trips definitive live story.
All in all, it's a good show. By '95 standards, even great. Unique set list and Garcia truly sounds great - for any era - on that Visions. Deadbase ranks this show at 12 for 1995's "Favorite Tapes."
Subject: Salt Lake City
It was a paradise for lizards when young Brigham saw it first
He said I've seen some nasty deserts Lord, but this one here's the worst
Then the Lord called down to Brigham, said "I've got a great idea"
I want a mighty city and I think I want it here
Salt Lake City, that town of righteousness and fame
Salt Lake City, don't sound like much, but hell what's in a name?
Nobody ever sings about it, but Lord I be going there just the same
Salt Lake City, where it's so easy keeping straight
Salt Lake City, just really makes Des Moines look second rate
Ain't making no big deal about it
But I hear the Mormon girls are really great
Salt Lake City, hey, dig that Tabernacle Choir
Salt Lake City, yeah they be bound to take you higher
There just ain't no two ways about it, yes Lord they really light my fire
Well Brigham kicked a prairie dog, and he muttered in his beard
Said you've put me through some changes Lord but this one's really weird
The Lord just laughed at Brigham, said "you'd better get to work"
The next time I check in here, I want paradise on earth
Salt Lake City, where Brigham made the desert bloom
Salt Lake City, put a color TV in every room
And they got them crazy Mormon chicks, yes I'll be going there real soon
Salt Lake City, hey feel that magic in the air
Salt Lake City, you know that's kind of why I like it there
Salt Lake City, well you know that's where I'm bound
Salt Lake City, I'm going down to Salt Lake town
p.s.-Jerry follows with a Utah reference all his own!-FOTD
Subject: haunting Visions
This features my favorite Visions Jerry offers a gorgeous, chilling and haunting reading. The guitar solo is more developed than the 3-18-95 version. They had problems with the mix and hearing it now through good headphones really brings it to life.
The review by @Stellablu122 is right on the mark. Besides Visions, the other highlight for me is the run of:
Broken Arrow (best version I heard live)
BT Wind (Sharp and punctual, with Bobby on acoustic)
So Many Roads
Subject: "Ain't it just like the night"
Yes I have listened to the version of Visions from this night countless times as it is possibly the best version they ever played but I am getting ahead of myself here.
I was pleasantly surprised by the overall performance played on this winter night back in Utah.
The first set is really quite enjoyable and features a very rare opener to commemorate the run in Salt Lake The band is loose and ready to have a good night.
FOTD is very sweet and sets the stage for the rest of the evening. Wang Dang is tight and full of buesy rawness.
Tennessee Jed is very good as Jerry is in fun spirits and really gives the Jed that extra kick.
Broken Arrow is a perfect choice as Phil sang a song every night this run. The entire bands elevates this one to greatness.
BT Wind features sweet licks from Jerry and Bobby crooning about life on the road with a broken heart.
You get a very solid, and possibly over looked, reading of So Many Roads. It is not as powerful as other versions from the fall of '94 but it is a keeper for sure.
Bob lays down a joyous Music Never Stopped to end the set. Vince is really strong on this night and he really found his sound by this year, the electric piano , and it is much more harmonious than it was back in 1991.
Set II is all about Jerry and he launches off with a great Foolish Heart that features a couple minor vocal flubs but the band really gets in the groove and Jerry steps up and plays some magical stuff.
Samba is quite good and Vince has some great fun on it.
The band launches into a joyous sing-a-long Truckin' that is text book perfect and features strong Phil harmonies and a nice peak and a short jam that drops into a fun surprise of I Just Want to Make Love to You, which had not been played since the fall of 1984 in Worcester and of coarse was sung by Brent.
I was at that show and we were blown away by that one which features an off the rail jam, this one is more delta blues and Jerry really has fun with it and offers up some fun vocals and some nice finger pickin'. This slides into That Would Be Something ,which is became a favorite of Jerry in the final years.
The appeal of this song is more of the tip of the hat to Paul and irony. Jerry was big on irony if you have not guessed by now yet.
The Drumz are incredible and you know something special is still ahead of us. The Space is good but not nearly as intense but guess what?
The glistering opening notes of Vision of Johanna come out of the darkness into the light and wow ! Jerry blows opens that glorious day glo covered door one more time.
It is simply Jerry doing what Jerry does best.... crooning the mastery of Bob Dylan and matching the music note for note perfectly.
For a me not ever seeing this song live, it will always be a great regret for me.
Just listen and be with Jerry and the band and let them carry you away.
The end the set with a rousing and strong Sugar Magnolia and it features a strong SSDD but some awful static through the main PA mars the ending.
I do hope the CD version cleans that up.
As for Liberty, the second most dreaded encore of the 1990's this one is perfect as Jerry, who loved singing it, is a joy to listen to as he sings with irony, regret and humor one of Robert Hunter's most dismissed songs of the entire catalog.
"If I was the sun, I'd look for shade
If I was a bed, I would stay unmade
If I was a river I'd run uphill
If you call me you know I will
If you call me you know I will"
Subject: not the "face stealing" best but it's still GD
Subject: Photos of show
Subject: Visions of Johanna
Subject: Sweet '95.
Subject: This one is the best of the 3 available at this time
Subject: More 60s?
I didn't know where else to post this. Could you work your magic on a few more 60s shows?
Keep the Purple Haze coming!